So What's a Home Energy Score?
Providing a Home Energy Score involves reviewing certain aspects of the home such as the insulation, typical energy loss points in a home, the appliances, and more to determine the approximate operating efficiency of a home. It's kind of like miles per gallon for a car, but for a home.
Home Energy Scores are currently required for home sales in Oregon. While not required in Washington, it's possible they will be soon, and it's a good idea to get a better understanding of a home's efficiency.
We typically perform an Energy Score Assessment at the same time we are performing a home inspection. We review some additional areas of the home, systems in the home such as heating and cooling, collect some additional information and provide a written report outline following the US Department of Energy guidelines.
We expect to begin provide Energy Assessment services in October 2018. We are currently bringing the service online and working it into our daily inspection routine.
Following completion of the home energy score assessment, we will deliver a report detailing the current estimated operating efficiency of the home along with recommendations for updates to improve operating efficiency. Estimated yearly savings are also projected.
Whether you are buying a home and need to understand the efficiency or are just living in your home and want to know how much you can save with efficiency upgrades, it's a great way to move toward saving money operating your home.
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